Leon is mourning the death of Héctor “Cuirio” Santoyo

The history of Mexican football is in mourning

Héctor Santoyo
Héctor Santoyo

The history of Mexican football is in mourning, since this Thursday the death of Héctor Manuel Santoyo Aguilar, better known as the "Cuirio", who was one of the exponents of the Leon team in the 70s, was announced. announced the club in which Héctor Santoyo played. Through social networks, the team's board of directors sent a message of condolences to the family of Santoyo Aguilar for the sensitive death of the former Panzas Verdes player. “A great loss for the soccer of León and all of Mexico. Rest in Peace, dear ‘Cuirio’”, León wrote on his Twitter account.

Héctor Manuel lost his life at the age of 67, until now the causes are unknown; Family members reported that the former defender spent his last days at his home, where he perished. According to the former soccer player's neighbors, they detailed that he had lived alone for a long time; Which is why they went to his home to find out how he was doing, it was there when a person found him unconscious.

They called the emergency bodies to attend to Héctor Cuirio, hours later family and friends of the former player confirmed his death without giving further details. One of the representatives of the Fiera, Jorge Davino, regretted the death of his partner: "For me, he was one of the best center-backs of the team, the" Cuirio ", an outstanding player", he commented for the portal Soy Fiera.

Héctor Santoyo was born in León Guanajuato on January 25, 1954. Since he was little he enlisted in the training divisions of León and showed his talent as a defender, since he always managed to mark his opponents and prevent them from advancing to the zone of danger. He debuted with the Fiera squad in 1971, he was one of the youngest to enter the First Division of Mexican soccer because he was just 17 years old; under the direction of Antonio Carbajal he had the good fortune to wear the colors of the Bajío team.

When he joined the first team, it coincided that his arrival was paired with the signing of players such as Jorge Davino, Roberto Salomone, Juan Valiente Rafael Albrecht and Osvaldo Batocletti, who would make the offensive combination to achieve the achievements that Carbajal was looking for.

In their first season with the Club de León they managed to reach the fourth position in the general table with 38 points. For the following day they reached the final of the Mexico Cup where they ended up being champions of the contest. It was the first sporting triumph that Héctor “Cuirio” achieved as a professional, later the crown of the Champion of Champions would come. In that match they defeated Club América with a score of 1-0, "Cuirio" participated in that duel.

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